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NY Jets: 4 free agents the team could sign before Week 1

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2. NY Jets target: Nick Easton, OL

One overlooked position of need on the Jets' roster at the moment is the interior offensive line. The return of Alijah Vera-Tucker should provide a boost to the starting unit, but the depth is razor-thin right now.

At the time of writing, Dan Feeney is currently the only backup interior offensive lineman on the 53-man roster. That means Feeney is the only backup guard or center the Jets have.

They could opt to elevate a player like Jimmy Murray on game days, but a more reasonable option would be to sign another player to the active roster. One potential target is veteran Nick Easton.

Easton spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints starting 15 of 22 games after playing his first three years in the league with the Minnesota Vikings.

The 29-year-old has experience playing both center and guard, much like Feeney, meaning he could fill a similar role to his fellow veteran.

As for his performance over the last few years, it hasn't necessarily been amazing. Easton's 59.6 PFF grade ranked 52nd out of all guards in the NFL last season. Still starting-caliber, but probably a player you want more as a fringe starter/backup.

After losing Alex Lewis and Cameron Clark, the Jets are desperately in need of interior offensive line depth. Easton could be a cheap, viable solution.

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